A £6 million ($10.3 million) contract for the submarine cables for the 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm project in Liverpool Bay has been won by ABB.

SeaScape Energy Ltd, which is owned by Elsam Kraft, will begin construction in spring 2006 on behalf of the owner.and operator enXco.

ABB will deliver 40 km of cross-linked polyethylene armoured 36 kV 3-core AC cable, with integrated optical fibre for remote monitoring and control. The cable will interconnect 25, 3.6 MW, wind turbines on Burbo Bank, in Liverpool Bay at the entrance of the River Mersey, and transport the power 6.5 km to the shore. The project is expected to be completed towards the end of 2007.